An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team

About Joel Smith

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

I am Co-owner of eight Papa Murphy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza restaurants in the Des Moines and Davenport area since 2004. I have 20+ years experience developing leaders in the service industry as well as youth ministry.  I excel in operational systems and relational, organizational development.

I am the Directer of the Truth and Leadership Academy.  We provide leadership and managment training to small business owners, managers and blue collar workers in the service industry. 

I joined the JMT to expand my capacity to lead others, and to extend my library of teaching material and content.  My passion is to help business owners, leaders and managers find their leadership voice and help them develop skills and confidence to make an impact on their community.

Company Mission Statement

We exist to impact our community by providing quality leadership and opportunity to those who wish to strive for personal growth in the service industry and in quality of life.

Company Core Values

  • We believe that everyone should have a great organization to work for, great supervisors to learn from and a great environment to grow.
  • Quality leaders are established through quality principles.
  • Quality principles promote personal responsibility.
  • Responsibility comes from facing the truth about our obligation to each other.

Contact Me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a successful leader.